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Portugal prepares for general strike

22 Nov 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Ryanair has cancelled over 60 flights, and TAP Portugal says it will be forced to cancel the majority of its medium-haul services this Wednesday (November 24), due to a general strike across Portugal.

The 24-hour strike is set to affect Portuguese air traffic control (NAV), with low-cost carrier Ryanair saying it will cancel over 60 flights during the strike period. Flag carrier TAP Portugal has posted the following statement on its website:

“Due to the general strike in Portugal on November 24 and given that air traffic control will only ensure operation of flights defined as minimum services, TAP hereby informs its customers that it will be forced to cancel the majority of its medium-haul flights on this date. 

“However, TAP envisages operating most of its long-haul flights, although some will be subject to schedule changes. TAP is currently working on this revised scheduling.

“This possibility is still dependent on operational viability and more detailed information will therefore be provided as soon as possible.

“TAP requests its passengers on medium-haul flights scheduled to depart as from 22.00 hours on November 23 and during the day of November 24  to contact the airline or their travel agent to alter their flight dates to outside the strike period.”

For more information visit ryanair.com, flytap.com.

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